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Have a 1996 jeep grand cherokee. Went out after work one day to start and and had no dash lights, radio, or engine turning over. Jimmied with the key for a bit and had no success. Checked all the fuses and what not, and even took to a mechanic who said I had power everywhere until reaching the PCM/ECU. Where i had no juice coming out. So i bought a remanned one put it in but still no gauges/engine turn over/radio or even starter clicking as if attempting to start. I have door locks and lights and what not. The mechanic sound he went out after and poured one night and was looking at the fuse box on front passenger side and noticed moisture so he played with it a bit and managed to bet the dash gauges to come back on. Has anyone had a problem like this?

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SOURCE: 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee no start

I just fixed the problem with the 96.

Crank no start
No fuel pressure
No spark
No volt gauge and no fuel gauge
No scanner obd working when hooked up says error no communication. With the help of this awesome guy randy from washington, i did some relay jumping, more wire tracing and found it was the crank sensor was shorting out with just the key on. with key on, locate the crank sensor behind the valve cover, unplug it and see if everything comes back on, this is what it did for me. Thanks again randy for the help and this gentleman can be reached @

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Do you have an alarm on this? If you do, that is most likely the problem. There seems to be a problem with the alarms. You may want to have a new key made just in case. Sometimes the keys are magnetically charged and after time, it wears off.

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SOURCE: 1996 jeep grand cherokee- while driving all gauges

I would start by scanning the engine control module and the body control module and the antilock brake control module and the transmission control module and the airbag module to see if there are any fault codes that indicate a loss of power to the modules. It may tell me which circuit malfunctioned. If that does not give me a clue, I would then start to diagnose the window circuits by first checking for power at the master switch and move to the rest of the power window system from there.

As for fuses or where to start...I think you should probably read these articles before doing anything:

Where's The Fuse?

What Else Could Be Wrong?

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